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Reference books are always useful. In this list some books have been reviewed whilst others are listed as recommended reading.

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Although two decades old, this book is a gold-mine of inside information on America’s million dollar donors. Whilst the hyperbolic language occasionally grates for readers on this side of the Atlantic, the author understands big givers, provides useful insights into...
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Written by a former director of Philanthropy UK, this book provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of fundraising for cultural organizations, including sections on donor research, events, legacies, board development and tax issues. Case studies demonstrate best practice and...
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This book works through the building blocks for developing a programme of major gift giving, including strategy, research, cultivation, making the ask and good stewardship once the cheque is received. No quick results are promised, the foreword warns, "There are...
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This is a ‘fundraisers’ bible’. Essential reference containing information on the grant-giving, deadlines, contact details and advice for applicants of the largest UK trusts and foundations.
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First published in 1992, this classic guide to fundraising is probably the most widely read amongst UK fundraisers. This book explains how to put Burnett’s basic proposition into practice – that fundraising is about relationships, not money - with action...
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We are all social animals and our thinking and behaviour can be greatly influenced by those around us. This book explains how to apply the psychology of persuasion to crafting fundraising appeals.
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Billed as a ‘down to earth’ guide to giving, this book explores the act of giving (financial and otherwise) and offers advice on whom to give to, when to give and how much. The authors are both described as ‘inspirational...
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A companion report to Giving in India , the primary goal of this report is to help donors who care about Indian children to understand what the funding priorities are, and to identify organisations they might want to support. It...
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With mass youth unemployment on a scale not seen since the early 1990s, and a government campaign committing £1bn to tackling the issue of supporting young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), this is said to be a...
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The guide contains examples of how charities and funders benefit from analysis, and explains new Philanthropy Capital’s charity analysis framework, which looks at how charities can assess their effectiveness in six areas: • activities; • results; • leadership; • people...

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